From President Nelson’s April 2021 General Conference address I heard “increase your faith” but in reading the words of his talk I realized that it’s about increasing my faith in Jesus Christ;
- that Christ is the foundation of all belief;
- that Christ is the conduit of divine power;
- that Christ has the power to cleanse, heal, and strengthen me;
- that Jesus Christ will increase my ability to move the mountains in my life;
- that the answer to each of my challenges is increasing my faith in Jesus Christ;
- that my growing faith in Christ will move the mountains of misery in my life;
- that Christ is risen to bless the lives of all of God’s children;
President Nelson gave five suggestions for developing faith and trust:
First, study. (Among other things were the suggestions to become an engaged learner and to learn about miracles.)
Miracles come according to your faith in the Lord.
Only your unbelief will keep God from blessing you with miracles to move the mountains in your life.
The Savior is never closer to you than when you are facing or climbing a mountain with faith.
Second, choose to believe in Jesus Christ.
If you have doubts … choose to believe and stay faithful.
Allow the Lord to lead you on your journey of spiritual discovery.
Third, act in faith.
What would you do if you had more faith? Think about it. Write about it. Then receive more faith by doing something that requires more faith.
Fourth, partake of sacred ordinances worthily.
Ordinances unlock the power of God for your life.
And fifth, ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, for help.
God knows what will help your faith grow. Ask, and then ask again.
President Nelson concluded his address with:
I declare my witness that Jesus Christ is indeed risen. He is risen to lead His Church. He is risen to bless the lives of all of God’s children, wherever they live. With faith in Him, we can move the mountains in our lives.
I love this talk and have watched and read it several times. I’m grateful that God’s Prophet leads me to spiritual safety when I heed his words.